9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, admire the architecture and history at Old Adobe Mission, and then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix sightseeing app .

Seattle to Phoenix is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in April: highs in Phoenix hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Old Adobe Mission ©
Old Adobe Mission

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 11th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get a taste of the local shopping with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, then take an unorthodox tour of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Honshin Fine Art, explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Phoenix in April, things will get little chillier in Sedona: highs are around 72°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Canyon Village Marketplace. On the 14th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and take in a show at Hopi House.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip app .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 26°F, while days are slightly colder, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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